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  • image SM 29/2/18

Reference number

SM 29/2/18


[5] Survey drawing of existing house, Sections, March 1791


Two cross sections and (verso) two Section(s) Back wall and Section of Middle wall lengthway


bar scale of 1/10 inch to 1 foot

Signed and dated

  • March 1791

Medium and dimensions

Pen, yellow, light blue and light red washes on thin laid paper (527 x 660)


Richard Williams (clerk, 1789-1803)


H.Dixon, Gatherum 8: Soane and the Belfast Academical Institution, 1976 (12pp.)



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